The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) formed a Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) Legal Committee, in a virtual meeting Thursday, where discussions centered on the necessary arrangements for holding national elections on 24 December 2021, and the selection mechanism for the executive authority.
Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Libya (ASRSG) Stephanie Williams announced the establishment of the Legal Committee, which will be tasked to work on the necessary arrangements for the upcoming national elections and declared that members of this committee will be formally announced in the coming days.
She briefed the participants on the progress made during the Libyan Economic meeting that took place in Geneva on 14-15 December.
Williams noted that this economic committee will now convene on a regular basis to support the necessary reforms aimed at alleviating the suffering of the Libyan people, including following up on the progress achieved during the long-awaited Central Bank of Libya Board of Directors meeting held 16 December to unify the country’s exchange rate.
She also informed the participants of her briefing to the Security Council on 15 December in a closed session and echoed the call of the Security Council for LPDF participants to redouble their efforts as “a successful political process was essential for the stability and future prosperity of Libya.”
Williams condemned what she described as “dangerous social media campaigns” that have been weaponized to actively target the LPDF process through propagating misleading and erroneous information.
“This is your process and you have the main responsibility to protect it. I urge you not to engage in or encourage such destructive attempts that aim to disrupt your efforts and deny the Libyan people a unique opportunity for peace and prosperity.” She explained.